Welcome The Habit, Waba Grill, and Chipotle to Paramount at the grand opening celebration for Clearwater Crossing next Wednesday, March 1, at 4:00 p.m. The new dining development is located at the northeast corner of Paramount Blvd. and Alondra Blvd.
Join fellow community members for a ribbon cutting ceremony and samples of each restaurant's food. For more information, please call (562) 220-2000.
The Paramount City Council is, and has always been, committed to open communication with the public.
Recent findings of high hexavalent chromium levels in the community have resulted in increased public feedback, particularly during City Council meetings.
Concerned residents have attended these meetings, many to make public comments during the portion of the meeting set aside for this, and the City has worked to make the process as efficient as possible.
Current college students and non-Paramount Unified School District applicants can get an application for the PEP college scholarship by clicking here.
These finished applications need to be turned into Paramount City Hall by the end of the day on March 17, 2017.
Graduating seniors attending Paramount High School will complete the Common Scholarship Application that allows them to apply to seven other local scholarships, in addition to PEP, with just the one application. For a copy click here.
Paramount's General Municipal Election will be on Tues., Mar. 7. The City will be consolidating its municipal election with Los Angeles County. This means the County will be running the election. There will also be a County homelessness measure on the ballot.
Las Elecciones Municipales Generales de la Ciudad de Paramount serán el martes, 7 de marzo del 2017. Por primera vez, la Ciudad estará consolidando sus elecciones municipales con el Condado de Los Angeles. Esto quiere decir que el Condado estará llevando a cabo las elecciones. Adicionalmente, en la bolete electoral habrá una medida del Condado sobre las personas sin hogar.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following persons have been nominated for the offices designated to be filled at the General Municipal Election to be held in the City of Paramount on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
FOR MEMBER OF THE CITY COUNCIL
(VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN TWO)
JOSE DE LEON
POR LA PRESENTE SE DA AVISO de que se han nominado las siguientes personas para los cargos que han de ser cubiertos en la Elección Municipal General que se llevará a cabo en la Ciudad de Paramount el martes, 7 de marzo de 2017.
PARA MIEMBRO DEL CONSEJO MUNICIPAL
(VOTE POR NO MÀS DE DOS)
JOSE DE LEON
The City of Paramount has created an Environmental Portal on the internet, a website providing facts and information to residents and businesses about our City's environment.
The site, which will be evolving as far as presentation and data, focuses on the areas of air and water. The City seeks a balance of residential, commercial, and industrial opportunities; however, in all cases, a clean and safe environment must come first. Please visit at paramountenvironment.org.
Anyone wanting to report a complaint about air quality - whether it be odors, smoke, dust, or other contaminants - needs to call the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) at 1-800-CUT SMOG (288-7664). SCAQMD is the agency that regulates all air quality issues in Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.
For information about the SCAQMD's reports and findings regarding air monitoring activities in the City of Paramount, please visit their website at
The Paramount Farmers Market is open every Friday at Progress Park from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 15500 Downey Ave.
It features fresh fruits and vegetables, and a variety of other food items. Vendors also accept EBT.
There is plenty of parking and Progress Park is a stop for the Easy Rider shuttle. For more information, please call (562) 220-2121.
Photographs taken at City events and gatherings are now available for viewing on the website SmugMug. You can find the Paramount "gallery" at www.cityofparamount.smugmug.com.
We have hundreds of photos from the most recent Halloween Carnival and all of the City's holiday events. And they can be downloaded for free. Click on the photo, then hit the download icon at the bottom right part of the screen. Enjoy!
On January 30, 2017, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS 17-18) for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.
Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website.
A line up of Paramount productions - from the city, not the movie studio - is now on the video-streaming website YouTube. Shows highlight such things as public presentations at City Council meetings, special community events, an oral history of the our town, and other Paramount profiles. Click this link to visit www.youtube.com/cityofparamount.